Monday, June 30, 2014
humansofnewyork:

"I’ve been a deep believer my whole life. 18 years as a Southern Baptist. More than 40 years as a mainline Protestant. I’m an ordained pastor. But it’s just stopped making sense to me. You see people doing terrible things in the name of religion, and you think: ‘Those people believe just as strongly as I do. They’re just as convinced as I am.’ And it just doesn’t make sense anymore. It doesn’t make sense to believe in a God that dabbles in people’s lives. If a plane crashes, and one person survives, everyone thanks God. They say: ‘God had a purpose for that person. God saved her for a reason!’ Do we not realize how cruel that is? Do we not realize how cruel it is to say that if God had a purpose for that person, he also had a purpose in killing everyone else on that plane? And a purpose in starving millions of children? A purpose in slavery and genocide? For every time you say that there’s a purpose behind one person’s success, you invalidate billions of people. You say there is a purpose to their suffering. And that’s just cruel."

humansofnewyork:

"I’ve been a deep believer my whole life. 18 years as a Southern Baptist. More than 40 years as a mainline Protestant. I’m an ordained pastor. But it’s just stopped making sense to me. You see people doing terrible things in the name of religion, and you think: ‘Those people believe just as strongly as I do. They’re just as convinced as I am.’ And it just doesn’t make sense anymore. It doesn’t make sense to believe in a God that dabbles in people’s lives. If a plane crashes, and one person survives, everyone thanks God. They say: ‘God had a purpose for that person. God saved her for a reason!’ Do we not realize how cruel that is? Do we not realize how cruel it is to say that if God had a purpose for that person, he also had a purpose in killing everyone else on that plane? And a purpose in starving millions of children? A purpose in slavery and genocide? For every time you say that there’s a purpose behind one person’s success, you invalidate billions of people. You say there is a purpose to their suffering. And that’s just cruel."

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Polar bear takes his first bath. Yes, my heart did explode.

io9:

This little cub has dealt with more than his share of struggle in his brief life. One of three male cubs born at the Toronto Zoo last November, he was the only one to survive more than 48 hours. When his mother had trouble nursing him, staff at the zoo’s Wildlife Health Centre decided to intervene in the cub’s upbringing.

thedailywhat:

Parody PSA of The Day: Millennials Apologize for Sucking So Bad

This sarcastic PSA video brought to you by Can Opener Studio offers a series of apologetic messages from the Millennial Generation for being unemployed, crippled by student loan debt and texting too much in an economy void of the manufacturing jobs that were once readily available for the baby boomers and their parents’ generation.

Saturday, January 25, 2014 Sunday, January 19, 2014

yoyothericecorpse:

This what I did for a competition, though I didnt manage to get in top 50… but I still quite like what I did!!!! hehe. so here we go! a mad london experience awaits! 

Saturday, January 18, 2014
Colossal:

Italian artist Pixel Pancho was recently invited by Underdogs to create a number of murals and other interventions in Lisbon, Portugal. One of my favorite pieces was this awesome collab with street artist Vhils, known for his instantly recognizable “subtractive” style of etching imagery into walls. The steampunkish android holding a derelict boat was placed on a building next to the the Tagus river near where it empties into the Atlantic Ocean.

Colossal:

Italian artist Pixel Pancho was recently invited by Underdogs to create a number of murals and other interventions in Lisbon, Portugal. One of my favorite pieces was this awesome collab with street artist Vhils, known for his instantly recognizable “subtractive” style of etching imagery into walls. The steampunkish android holding a derelict boat was placed on a building next to the the Tagus river near where it empties into the Atlantic Ocean.

andrewindelicato:

Cosmic conundrum -2014
acrylic on panel 
76.2cm round 

This would make for an excellent interior design concept. Ahem.

andrewindelicato:

Cosmic conundrum -2014

acrylic on panel 

76.2cm round 

This would make for an excellent interior design concept. Ahem.

Juxtapoz Magazine:

On Sachin’s website he has an Illustration and a Fine Art section but both sections explore the combination of pop culture and imagination. Even many of his pieces involve divided subjects, their intricacies spilling forth from within or combining via some advanced technology that is yet to be with their surroundings. Sachin says that he “secretly writes fortune cookies” and the opening of his subjects, the looking in is all part of that. It’s up to the viewer to read the fortunes, however.

I would kill to have this kind of imagination. How could artists come up with something as wonderful and beautiful as these simple drawings? Also, how do the curators of those art blogs and magazines find stuff like these?

PS. I would totally dig this as tattoos, or mugs, or walls and tables, or pretty much anything.

In this video, director Rino Stefano Tagliafierro animated several classical paintings as a form of tribute to “art and its disarming beauty.” The effect is quite mesmerising, especially on landscapes. Animation certainly adds a sense of context and realism to the art that stills can’t quite manage, enhancing the emotional depth of the pieces. The video does get quite weird near the end, with the animators’ decision to enhance the horror of some paintings a bit extravagant. As a side note, one thing I noticed is the fixation of so many artists on sexuality and eroticism, something I have not yet fully grasped from the few, rudimentary art studies courses I’ve so far taken.

PS. Updating this blog is a lot harder than I thought, and I have lots of content stored in my Evernote that I haven’t gotten to posting yet.